Chicken starting to run into walls nonstop

TheOddOneOut

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No, no. Idc about the "asbestos". I agree that chickens doesn't belong on the house. Just like a cow doesn't belong in the house.
I agree too. But I don’t agree about the danger of it. I just agree they they are meant to live outside, with green grass and blue skies and others of their flock.
 

DrakeMom

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I agree too. But I don’t agree about the danger of it. I just agree they they are meant to live outside, with green grass and blue skies and others of their flock.
Exactly. I mean, if I was a chicken, I would rather run in the grass, eat tasty bugs, and hang out with my fellow chickens rather than hop onto furniture all day.
 

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BYC has a thread "People with house chickens." My friend (acquaintance (on the senior bus) has had "house chickens," for over 30 years. She may have pioneered it. Generally it's just one bird at a time, usually silkies since she could let out in her yard and they didn't fly away. Her mayor knows she has chickens and is okay with it.

Her last year with chickens she had 3 in the house, 2 serama hens(which are bred in Malaysia to be house pets,) and one silkie. The seramas could fly just fine, the silky could not. At the end of last year all three died a day apart with symptoms of Marek's disease. I think the silkie being outside brought it in to the others.

I didn't approve of the birds being stuck in her house- I suggested she get something like a dog exercise pen with cover and let the birds in that for some outside exposure. She refused.

She also refused to feed them proper poultry food. She made them a buffet(no joke) of several human foods they could pick from. Either Mareks killed them or perhaps "fatty liver" disease from NOT eating proper feed.

In any case she has been without chickens since last December and now has decided she wants to have them again. I washed my hands of it -it would just be another preventable, sad ending for them. She did admit to me that the chickens she had in the house many years ago didn't live very long. Yet, she wants to repeat this.

It is said that "Insanity," is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results.! She never had children - said she and her late husband didn't want "rug rats." I told her - if her parents had felt that way she wouldn't have been born. She has a brother somewhere but nothing to do with him. I'm guessing it's her fault.

I am removing myself from any chicken plans she has. I cannot handle what she does with them. She also has a 17 yr.old dog(mixed breed) that loved the chickens and looked all over the house for them(after they had passed away). He is incredibly overweight (doesn't feed him dog food at all) and her vet (she claims) said the dog is just fine. Bull. I used to breed & show dogs- never had a overweight one, the last 3 passed at 14 years of age.(whelped in different years) of heart failure for 2 of them and oral cancer in the third. Found out later,
the one with cancer, had a background on both sides, of dogs that died of cancer.:rant.
SMH why did they keep breeding them???????????????
 

DrakeMom

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El Campo, Texas
BYC has a thread "People with house chickens." My friend (acquaintance (on the senior bus) has had "house chickens," for over 30 years. She may have pioneered it. Generally it's just one bird at a time, usually silkies since she could let out in her yard and they didn't fly away. Her mayor knows she has chickens and is okay with it.

Her last year with chickens she had 3 in the house, 2 serama hens(which are bred in Malaysia to be house pets,) and one silkie. The seramas could fly just fine, the silky could not. At the end of last year all three died a day apart with symptoms of Marek's disease. I think the silkie being outside brought it in to the others.

I didn't approve of the birds being stuck in her house- I suggested she get something like a dog exercise pen with cover and let the birds in that for some outside exposure. She refused.

She also refused to feed them proper poultry food. She made them a buffet(no joke) of several human foods they could pick from. Either Mareks killed them or perhaps "fatty liver" disease from NOT eating proper feed.

In any case she has been without chickens since last December and now has decided she wants to have them again. I washed my hands of it -it would just be another preventable, sad ending for them. She did admit to me that the chickens she had in the house many years ago didn't live very long. Yet, she wants to repeat this.

It is said that "Insanity," is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results.! She never had children - said she and her late husband didn't want "rug rats." I told her - if her parents had felt that way she wouldn't have been born. She has a brother somewhere but nothing to do with him. I'm guessing it's her fault.

I am removing myself from any chicken plans she has. I cannot handle what she does with them. She also has a 17 yr.old dog(mixed breed) that loved the chickens and looked all over the house for them(after they had passed away). He is incredibly overweight (doesn't feed him dog food at all) and her vet (she claims) said the dog is just fine. Bull. I used to breed & show dogs- never had a overweight one, the last 3 passed at 14 years of age.(whelped in different years) of heart failure for 2 of them and oral cancer in the third. Found out later,
the one with cancer, had a background on both sides, of dogs that died of cancer.:rant.
SMH why did they keep breeding them???????????????
I love this post. One girl I know, I refuse to talk about animals with her because she does not care for hers properly. I've tried to give her advice but she just laughs in my face. I absolutely cannot handle people like this.
 

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